Silktop® Technical Corks
Technical corks consist of a body composed of agglomerated cork granules, with a high-quality natural cork disk at each end. This combination presents natural cork to both the wine and to the consumer while retaining properties similar to our natural cork offerings. It delivers a dependable seal, consistent insertion and extraction performance, below sensory level TCA and other off-aromas combined with outstanding visual appearance.
Silktop® stoppers are designed primarily for mid-range wines which may benefit from short-term aging (three to four years). This is a technically advanced product that provides a good closure for wine at considerable value. We use only FDA-approved food-grade bonding agents.
Silktop® corks are offered in 23.5x38mm and 23.5x45mm sizes.
This is a technically advanced product that provides a good closure for wine at considerable value.
Silktop corks are recommended for wines which will be consumed within three to four years
Length: Nominal ± 0.5 mm
Diameter: Nominal ± 0.3 mm
Moisture: 4%-7% moisture content
Dimensional Recovery: >96%
Density: Nominal ± 280 Kg/m3
Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration
Extraction Force: 15 daN – 45 daN (coated corks only)
Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
Capillarity: <1 mm
Shearing strength: ? 6 daN/cm2
Use before: 6 months
Storage humidity: 40% - 70% RH, non-condensing
Storage temperature: 15ºC - 20ºC, 59ºF - 68ºF
Location: Store in a clean, well ventilated, odorless place away from chlorine products.